Some of the new features are rather technical and will be detailed in future postings. So, I'll start with the most straightforward.
- Customer statistics. In the Customer section of the database there is now a tab titled "Stats" - click this to see some information about the customer. (see below)
- The Database Utilities have been rewritten to make them more practical. As this can get a bit complicated they will have their own posting shortly, but you can get an idea by the screenshot below.
- In "Setup" > "Options" > "Turnaround" is now a box for "Predictive workflow". This allows you to set the maximum number of items you want to work on in a day. If that number is exceeded for a normal completion day then the following day is suggested as a completion date. This can, of course, be over-ridden. Certainly we've found that it helps to even out the work flow.
- In the Mouldings section of the database a new view has been added - "Moulding needed". This looks through all the jobs on hand, adds up which mouldings are needed, compares the quantity with the stock and flags up what will need to be ordered -Phew!